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Deception and fake expectations are some of the leading causes as to why Christians fail and backslide. With deception, people start believing a lie, possibly to justify their actions or they are really being "duped". Whatever the reason, believing something that is not true has horrible effects on people and their entire lives. It leads them down a path of destruction, one that for some, there is no return.
The Bible says that the devil is a liar and his whole goal is to remove you from the church and place you in a group that will have certain characteristics to them: 1.) They'll want to isolate you so you won't go to anyone and discuss what you are being told. These folks only want to control everything you're hearing. They work hard to point out everyone else's flaws, but never their own. 2.) They're usually the victims of something; the ones who got hurt, and then the "real" them comes out. 3.) They have to continually feed you lies until you come with them and become filled with hatred and bitterness. They never see anyone come to Christ; they just go after a target. These people really don't care about people; they just want to get back at someone. They want trophies. They're the wolves in sheep's clothing.
Anyone involved with these types of groups should repent quickly and never have anything to do with them ever again. There will be no peace because they grieve the Holy Spirit by spreading lies and deceit. "In the last days many will be deceived..." Protect yourself and be careful who you associate with and what you are listening to.
Just a thought, God bless.
Published on Monday, June 6, 2011 @ 9:13 AM MDT
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